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Published on April 06, 2015

Culture, Fungus, Pathogen (Includes culture for Nocardia spp.)

Non-Blood Sources ONLY

For Dimorphic Fungi (Blastomyces, Coccidioides, Histoplasma) or Aspergillus

Test ID LAB240
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s) 87102
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology: 984-974-1830
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Varies; see Comments
Fungal Exam, Direct Yes
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Fungal exam read M-F, dayshift
Turnaround Time 3 weeks
Reference Range

Specimen Stability:  72 hours at room temperature or 24 hours refrigerated.

Candida and Cryptococcus sp. will be detected in specimens of Body Fluids, Blood, Bone Marrow Aspirates & Biopsies, Respiratory Specimens, and Urines sent for routine Bacteriology culture. This test (fungus culture) is intended ONLY for cases of suspected pathogenic fungi, such as dimorphic fungi, Aspergillus, dematiaceous fungi, and zygomycetes.

For blood cultures for fungal pathogens, see Blood Culture Mould.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 02, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514